Obituary - Owen Judson Carroll 26 February 1845 - 4 October 1901 CSA Mr. O.J. Carroll Died Suddenly This Morning in Hotel at Morehead City. Talking with a Friend Heart Failure the Cause. The Body will be brought here for Interment Mr. O. J. Carroll one of the best known men in the State and an honored citizen of Raleigh died in the hotel of Morehead City this morning. The news came as a great shock to the people of Raleigh. Mr. Carroll left Raleigh this week on a business trip. He was in Morehead City yesterday. A telegraph received at 9:30 a.m. states that this morning he rose as usual, but complained of feeling unwell and did not eat any breakfast. At 7:45 he was at the Newbern House talking with Mr. Cade, the proprietor of the hotel, when he dropped dead. As soon as he sank to the floor he was carried to a room within five minutes a physician was at bed side, but the end had come. Death was supposed to have resulted from heart failure. Mr. Carroll was 58 years of age. He was born in Duplin county. He entered the Confederate army when a youth and served with distinction. For many years he lived in Raleigh while on the road as a traveling salesman. When Cleveland was elected President of the United States in 1892 he appointed Mr. Carroll as marshal for the Eastern District of North Carolina. This posting he held until the election of President McKinley. The deceased was born February 25th, 1845 in Duplin county. He married Miss Mary Southerland of Kenansville, who survives him with eight children. He moved to Raleigh from Magnolia in 1881 as was on the road until appointed United States Marshal in 1893 and served until 1897. At the time of his death he represented Craddock, Terry and Company of Lynchburg, Virginia. Mr. Carroll was in ill health for awhile but he had recently fully recovered his strength and never looked better that when he left here this week. He was suddenly stricken while in the midst of a conversation. A letter written by him yesterday said business was good and he was in fine spirits. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the family. Mr. Carroll leaves a wife, two sons and five daughters. The children are: Dr. N. J. Carroll, of Raleigh; Mr. J. C. Carroll of New York. Mrs. Weatherly of Norfolk: Mrs. W.P. White of Raleigh; Mrs. L.A. Carr of Durham, and Miss Pattie Carroll and Connie Carroll of Raleigh. Dr. Carroll left this morning for Morehead City from whence he will accompany the remains to Raleigh tomorrow. The hour of the funeral has not been announced. Mr. Carroll was one of the most genial popular men in the State and few possessed the warm Friendship of so many North Carolinians. He had a warm generous heart always responded to any appeal. .
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